Academics

Academics

Including Art, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Work Tasks

Put-In Tasks

This month we are talking about foundational skills and this topic would't be complete without talking about Put-In Tasks. A Put-In Task is a work task where (you guessed it!) the student is putting something in. There is no sorting, no matching, no...

read more

Functional Literacy

There is a misconception that academic and functional mutually exclusive. We for some reason got stuck in this thinking that tells us that instruction and activities are either academic or functional but cannot be both. When our students get older and we begin to...

read more

Literacy Independent Work Tasks

Incorporating literacy concepts into your independent work tasks is the best way to ensure skill generalization and maintenance. Students will practice literacy skills in different ways and continue practicing previously mastered skills over time. There...

read more

Adapted Books

Adapted books should be a staple in every autism or special ed classroom. An adapted book is any book that has been modified in some way that makes it more accessible to a student who has difficulty with typical books. That can mean adding braille, making...

read more

Literacy Blog Series

Two summers ago, we did an entire blog series dedicated to tips and strategies for increasing literacy skills of students with autism. I do a ton of Professional Development on literacy (see here) and always get tons of requests for a webinar version. I...

read more

Functional Math: Menu Edition

I am all about math tasks that are functional. I am also all about tasks that are engaging and motivating to students. Food and math collide in perfect harmony with these menu math activities. Students love working on these tasks because they get to talk...

read more

Group Math Work: Discrete Trial Training

This was my go-to format for group math work. In many of our classrooms, students rotate through the room in groups. It can be tricky to go from group to group switching between types of math skills. Your first group is working on single digit subtraction,...

read more

Interactive & Velcro-Free: Math Sorts

We all get sick of cutting velcro. The blisters, the sticky scissors - I get it. Even if you are used to the luxurious life of velcro dots - it gets expensive and it's still time consuming to peel off each of those little circles of goodness. So let's take...

read more

Visual Math Activities {Level 1 & 2}

In our world, visuals make just about anything better. Heck - in any world, visuals make anything better. So it should be no surprise how much visuals add to some basic math skills. These are two of my very favorite resources. I love the variety, I love...

read more

Stay Informed

Sign up to receive our latest news and announcements

Pin It on Pinterest